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New Class of Photoreceptor Discovered in C. elegans

By | November 22, 2016

The roundworm uses a light receptor that resembles a type of taste receptor and is better at detecting UV light than human photoreceptors.

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The Colorful World of Spiders

By | May 19, 2015

Specialized filters allow jumping spiders to see more colors than scientists previously thought.

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The Eye

By | October 1, 2014

An overview of visual processing

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An Eye for Detail

By | October 1, 2014

Vision researcher John Dowling has spent a lifetime studying the neural architecture of the retina. He is closing his laboratory after 53 years, opting to extend these studies as a postdoc.

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Cone Cell Correctors

By | October 1, 2014

In mice, adult cone cell outer segments and their visual functions deteriorate if two microRNAs are not present.

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Guiding Light

By | October 1, 2014

Retinal glial cells acting as optical fibers shuttle longer wavelengths of light to individual cones.

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The Mantis Shrimp’s UV View

By | July 7, 2014

A crustacean’s eyes are tuned to ultraviolet frequencies with the help of a biological sunblock molecule.

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Light-Sensing Retina in a Dish

By | June 10, 2014

From human induced pluripotent stem cells, researchers grow 3-D retinal tissue that can sense light. 

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